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Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section W, X, Y, Z are resources supporting the following subject areas: Women, Worry, X-Rays, Young Carers, Youth Support.  

BBC Newsround - What to do If You Upset by the News
If you are upset by or worried by the news, it's important to know that you are not the only one and it's OK to have those feelings.  This BBC Newsround link gives you some tips about what to do if you are feeling sad about what you've seen, heard or read.

Little Troopers
Charity supporting the children of military personnel.

The Mix - The News is Making Me Anxious Article
Article exploring news anxiety and what you can do to manage it.


This section includes services directed to those who are biologically female or who may identify as women.  You may also find it helpful to look at other sections in the A-Z Directory including Gender Identity, FMG, Forced Marriage and more.

Jo's Trust 0808 802 8000
UK's leading cervical cancer charity.
Information about HPV, cervical screening - link here. 

Forward (Foundation for Womens Health Research & Development)
The leading African-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls providing information and support on VAWG (violence against women & girls) such as female genital mutilation, child marriage and more.

Malala Fund 
Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai founded the Malala Fund in 2013 to champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education.

Rights of Women
A charity providing women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. They also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice
- National Family Law Line - 020 7251 6577 for women in England and Wales 
- London Family Law Line - 020 7608 1137 for women who need family law advice.
Rights of Women help provide free confidential advice by women solicitors and barristers

Victim Support 
Victim support offer free, confidential emotional support and advice 24/7 to anyone impacted by a crime whether reported or not. 
If affected by rape or sexual assault, take a look at this useful guide.  Link below.

- Advice for women booklet here about Rape and Sexual Assault:

Women and Girls Network
0808 801 0660 
advice@wgn.org.uk
WGN are a free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse.

Young Women's Service works to create safe and confidential spaces to get support. If you are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence against women and girls (VAWG) contact WGN to get support. 

Worry - If you are feeling worried and need support, please look at the resources listed under A for anxiety or S for Stress.  You may also want to look at our leaflet Calm Breathing. 

Unhelpful Thoughts Video - by Rise Above
Sometimes we have unhelpful thoughts, or thoughts that are really negative.

But hang on a minute, we’ve been talking about all of these thoughts and what we found was that most of them are usually just thoughts that we might think when we’re really stressed and some are not even real.

See what kinds of thoughts these might be.

Worry Tree Video - By Rise Above
An animation about a mental health technique called'Worry Tree' to refocus when worried. It helps show us how to sort our worries into different boxes. Once we've decided what type of worry we have then we can deal with them in the best way possible.

Need an X-ray?  here's more information about what to expect:

NHS - X-ray
What they are, how they work, how to prepare, having an X-ray, safety and more from the NHS website.

'If you're a young carer I think you have an inner strength' - Jo Whiley, author, radio presenter and former young carer

Carers' Trust
Support and information for anyone caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

The Childrens' Society
Resources and advice for young carers - the Include service reaches out to young carers from all communities through a national and local programmes and can help you to find support in your area.

Hear author and radio presenter Jo Whiley talk about her experience as a young carer click here. 

 

 

POHwer - 0300 456 2370 or email pohwer@pohwer.net
A charity who provide information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.  

Qualified professional advocates can support children and young people through a range of services.

They work face to face with children and young people who are receiving treatment on a mental health unit - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).   CAMHS advocacy support is provided within both private and NHS hospitals across the country.

Young people can refer themselves or be referred by a third party to the service or speak to the advocate during a regular drop in. 

Youth Access
www.youthaccess.org.uk
Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). The website has a search facility to find local services.

Youth Wellbeing Directory
(Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families)

A list of free local and national organisations for young people up to age 25.  Search by name, area/postcode or issue to find support information.

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